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Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655 Costa Rica
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#7 of 52 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
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English, Spanish
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Nordic_Traveler90 wrote a review Mar 2021
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica108 contributions81 helpful votes
The lodge has several different bungalows to rent depending on your needs. I would recommend taking one in the back as the front ones can be affected by noise from the street. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Two points less are being given as the mattress is of poor quality and the windows don’t close completely. We travelled in April and their is a strong cold draft through the whole room at night. Other than that it was a decent stay for 70USD/night for two including breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Tamir B wrote a review Feb 2021
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Nice bungalows located in a nice and very calm garden , has aswell short hiking up the hill to see the views to the mountains and the sea . Staff were nice and kind . Location is great,walking distance from main street .
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Flowersista wrote a review Feb 2021
Waterville, Vermont55 contributions6 helpful votes
We just stayed at Arco mid January. We were a group of four. My friend and her mother rented the two bedroom house on the top of the property. Amazing views and incredible covered porch! My husband and I had #20 at the bottom of the property, it had a nice patio, not a view really. The cabins are spread out nicely along the property and it is just steps out of town. Very private, but a five minute walk to either grocery store, restaurants and bank. The owner was great and set us up with an incredible guide, Victor! He brought us on tours of Santa Elena reserve, Monteverde National park, and curi cancha reserve. He was great! Also breakfast was excellent!!!! There’s no reason to stay anywhere else! I highly recommend this accommodation and we felt very safe there.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Rob M wrote a review Feb 2021
Lac Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here several years ago and it was just as lovely this time round. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The property itself is beautifully maintained and the cabina that we stayed in was super! clean. We arranged for a private tour guide in the Curi-Cancha Reserve that the lodge set up for us. The guide was amazing! Victor! He was very knowledgeable and attentive, also just a real pleasure to spend the afternoon with. The birds were spectacular and it is an experience that we will remember with much appreciation. Thank you Victor and Arco Iris Lodge staff. Cheers!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Cabinas appear to be well spaced out on this property. The entire property setting is lovely and...
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Alan Shannon wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois66 contributions13 helpful votes
I’ve been visiting this spot for about 15 years and I always look forward to a return visit. It’s not fancy but it has a super sweet vibe. The hotel is a little oasis steps from the town center and within a short drive of cloud forest reserves. The landscaped gardens and generous breakfast buffet provide a sweet bonus.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
$53 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
arco iris hotel santa elena
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arco Iris Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arco Iris Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.03 miles), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.2 miles), and Serpentario (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arco Iris Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Arco Iris Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Arco Iris Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arco Iris Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Orchid Coffee Shop, and The Green Restaurant.
Is Arco Iris Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arco Iris Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.